Truro & Roseland local news

Truro New Town: council offers sweeteners to help ease the pain

By Richard Whitehouse A Cornwall councillor has asked cabinet members to ensure that project funding is “set in stone” for communities that will have a new town built on...

Tories pick Cherilyn MackRory as candidate for Truro & Falmouth

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Cherilyn Mackrory has been selected as the Conservative’s general election candidate for Truro and Falmouth, following the decision of former MP Sarah Newton to...

Cornwall Council promises to “lead the way” with climate-friendly houses on its Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council hopes to “lead the way” with climate-friendly property development, a special briefing for councillors has been told. Planning officials told councillors that the full...

Truro City Council told to stop its “aggressive” takeover of rural neighbour

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parish councillors to the west of Truro appear to have won the opening skirmish in their who-does-what battle with Truro City Council. The governance review, which...

Back to the future: huge planning row looms over new scheme to build at Higher Newham, Truro

By Richard Whitehouse Truro City Council has called for revised plans for Higher Newham Farm to be refused planning permission.  The scheme had previously been the focus of a...

Cornwall councillors and staff “should pay to park at County Hall”

By Richard Whitehouse A councillor has suggested that staff and councillors at Cornwall Council should be charged to park at the authority’s offices. Labour councillor Cornelius Olivier made the...

Sanctuary Housing walks away from Truro New Town project

By Peter Tremayne Sanctuary Housing has confirmed that it is walking away from Cornwall Council’s proposed housing development at Langarth, to the west of Truro. The project, dubbed Truro...

Truro & Falmouth Tories hope to have their candidate next week

By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives hope to have a candidate for the Truro and Falmouth constituency by the end of next week.  Several Cornwall councillors have put themselves forward,...

Huge increase in the number of flights taken by County Hall staff threatens to undermine climate battle

By Graham Smith The number of domestic flights taken by Cornwall Council officers has trebled in the past two years, according to a Freedom of Information answer.  The number...

Life in the slow lane for St Austell-Truro motorists

By Richard Whitehouse A small stretch of the main road between St Austell and Truro will see its speed limit cut to 20 mph for eight months while a...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...

City Council takes over Truro library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has taken over the local library.  Responsibility for the facility transferred from County Hall yesterday (Tuesday.) The ownership of the Passmore Edwards library,...

Huge turnout for climate change protests across Cornwall

This morning's scene at Truro.  Similar rallies are taking place, particularly at schools, across Cornwall - and the world.  To view the rest of this article, please subscribe to...

No plans to build 4,000 homes in Truro New Town, says council, insisting current planning approvals total only 2,700

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council says there are no plans to increase the number of homes to be built on the Langarth development outside Truro. The...

For sale: 4.3 acres of development land next to Truro railway station

By Julia Penhaligon More than 50 homes could be built on land close to Truro railway station, subject to a suitable planning application. A 4.3-acre brownfield site, owned by...

Truro half marathon draws crowds

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A total of 530 runners took part in yesterday’s (Sunday’s) Truro Half Marathon, sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire.  Hundreds of spectators lined the route to cheer...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Cornwall Council admits that Truro stadium progress is at the mercy of related road and New Town project

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Plans for a Truro stadium to host the Cornish Pirates rugby team have run into the quicksand of lawyers haggling over legal agreements. ...

Truro finally gets its new household waste centre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s new £1.75 million Household Waste Recycling Centre finally opened to the public for the first time today (Wednesday.)  Construction of the centre was halted earlier...

Back to you, council tells complainants, as deadline approaches for “sinister underbelly” apology

By Graham Smith People who felt offended by a councillors’s remark about “the sinister underbelly of Cornish nationalists” will have to pursue their complaint themselves if the councillor does...